Trinkets, Treasures and Other Bloody Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge-Review, Guest Post and Giveaway
Trinkets, Treasures and Other Bloody Magic
The Dowser Series #2
by Meghan Ciana Doidge
Release Date: December 27, 2013
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date: December 27, 2013
Three months ago, I lost my foster sister, Sienna, to the darkness. As in blood magic and chaos and general mayhem. No one saw it until it was too late, but I should have. Now, I have a wounded heart and soul that I can’t even reveal to anyone around me, because I’m supposed to hate Sienna with the fiery passion of the justified. And I do. I just wish I didn’t feel so lost without her, so unsure of the path I thought I had carved for myself, and so outclassed by the powerful Adepts constantly by my side these days. I’m not even sure if they’re with me for my own protection or because my shiny new powers are rare and valuable. Assuming I ever figure out who or what I am, and how my magic actually works.
Even chocolate can’t save the day every time … just most of the time. At least I’ve got that going for me.
Brava, YAY and Woot!!! Those were my first reactions when I read TRINKETS, TREASURES, AND OTHER BLOODY MAGIC by Meghan Ciana Doidge. Let’s just call it Trinkets for short! You remember that I loved Cupcakes (Book One) in the Dowser series and this addition was another great read. I think that I have a girl crush on author Meghan. She has developed such great characters! Let’s review some of them.
First, there is Desmond aka “McGrowly”, shape shifter and Alpha of the Northwestern Pack. Did I mention that he is uber-sexy too? Second is Kett, the Ancient Vampire that most of our gang doesn’t trust, but I found his sardonic wit and presence highly entertaining. Then there is Kandy, our fierce green haired, werewolf bodyguard for our main heroine! Last but not least, Jade our “half-witch” dowser who is such a fun gal. Baking cupcakes, eating chocolate and yoga help her deal with her new found powers and the death of her evil foster sister. Getting inside that character’s head must have been interesting. She is so quirky and adorable! Plus, there are descriptions of some yummy cupcake flavors! Fruit enhanced flavors are the theme for this book! There are some great new characters too, including a “fledgling” Necromancer, and we learn more about Scarlett, Jade’s mother. We still don’t know what magical being sired Jade and the gang wants to figure it out!
The story starts with Kett and Kandy testing Jade’s abilities in the wilderness near Whistler Mountain. The readers are introduced to “Skinwalkers” which are Native Americans who can take the shape of their token animals. It’s an exciting beginning, but we don’t get to see them again. I have a feeling that they will show up in the next book! YAY!!
The main storyline involves a powerful sorcerer who wants to meet Jade. His name is Mot Blackwell, what a great name! He is known for his treasures and Kett thinks that a trip to Portland Oregon to meet him would be a good idea. Why is Mot trying to lure Jade to Oregon? I have to keep this spoiler free, but this part is action packed and a sinister character is back and wants revenge. There is more story building in this novel, a great action packed adventure and a possible hot and heavy “make out” session. You will have to figure out who kisses whom! I’m not telling, but they are scorching!
This book ends with an amazing cliffhanger and an answer to one question, but all I can say is: WHY? WHY? Meghan how can you leave me like this….??? I hope that you readers enjoy this latest addition to this fun series!
Reviewed by Jules
Copy supplied by author
Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe
Meghan Ciana Doidge is an award-winning writer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has a penchant for bloody love stories, superheroes, and the supernatural. She also has a thing for chocolate, potatoes, and sock yarn.
Meghan is offering one lucky winner a chance to win an ecopy of either CUPCAKES, TRINKETS and OTHER DEADLY MAGIC (book 1) OR an ecopy of TRINKETS, TREASURES and OTHER BLOODY MAGIC (book 2).
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